First Computers

First Computers

by Charles Jortberg

Hardcover(Library Binding)



In 1953 a scientist predicted there would only be the need for 100 computers in the whole world. How wrong could he be?

Today, with microprocessors in every car, airplane, office, laboratory and school it is estimated there are in excess of 100 million computers. Compare the old, 30 ton computers to the postage stamp-size minicomputers of today. Study the first "computer", the abacus. Move forward and discover the roots of fiber optics, virtual reality, and the internet. This series explores everything kids want to know about computers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781562397234
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Series: Kids & Computers
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

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